it is my understanding that as a Catholic, you can practice Natural Family Planning without condemnation...this enables you to prevent conception naturally...However, if you practice NFP and never want to have kids for any reason, it is a sin? Can someone explain how NFP is acceptable but not having kids, EVER, when practicing NFP is not ok...that you have to have some medical reason that prevents your ability to have kids?
Just something that I heard on a religious channel last night and it got me wondering...and made me feel like this is a contradiction.
Answer by eringobrough at 1:32 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by SaraP1989 at 1:29 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 1:31 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by redmoonintexas at 1:33 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
NFP is a joke. It doesn't work-my grandmother had 10 kids with NFP and she was Catholic to the bone.
You do understand that NFP today is very different than for your grandmother. NFP is much more than the calendar/rhythm method - it involves a woman understanding how her bodies work and recognizing the signs when she is ovulating and likely to be pregnant. We have a great deal of information now about how ovulation works and so NFP when done correct is very successful - as succesful as the Pill which this study points out.
Answer by eringobrough at 1:35 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by SaraP1989 at 1:37 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Catholics believe that sex is for the making of children. Which, yes, would sugguest that having sex without trying for a baby is a sin.
Actually no that's not what the Catholic Chruch teaches. The Catholic Church understand that there are two purposes for sex - procreation and unification of the husband and wife. Both purposes are interwinded and should not be separated. When a couple chooses to have sex they should be open to the possiblity of getting pregnant since that is one of the main purposes of having sex. That doesn't mean they have to get pregnant or even that they should get pregnant every time they have sex. As I said before, a couple is free to be non-procreative - it is being anti-procreative that is the problem.
Answer by eringobrough at 1:37 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
I'll never understand it. I don't practice it, nor have I ever. I was raised Catholic.
If you took to the time to learn more about it you might understand it better and then you wouldn't spread misinformation about it.
Answer by eringobrough at 1:38 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by SaraP1989 at 1:40 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
You can get pregnant ANY time of the month
You may want to increase your knowledge of the female reproductive system as this statement is not even close to accurate
Answer by Jademom07 at 1:41 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
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